The Sister Cities Commission promotes cultural exchange between cities of different nations to foster strengthened economics, world peace and a greater understanding of the world issues. The City of Red Wing has two official sister cities – Ikata, Japan and Quzhou, China. The commission also has an informal relationship with Drammen, Norway. The Sister Cities Commission can have up to 15 members appointed by the Mayor. The Sister Cities Commission is currently looking for members. If you would be interested in joining the Sister Cities Commission, please complete the Boards and Commissions application by clicking here. If you would like more information about becoming a member please contact the Staff Liaison or Council Liason listed above.
The Sister Cities Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. with ODD months meeting live in the City Council Chambers and EVEN months workshop meetings in the Mississippi Room, City Hall. Next scheduled meeting is a Special Meeting that will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the first floor of City Hall. The commission will also have a workshop on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at City Hall.
Sister Cities Commission Members
Student Application: /media/files/sistercities/IKATA-APPLICATION.pdf (Deadline for 2017 has already expired) CURRENTLY CLOSED
Chaperone Application: /media/files/Ikata Chaperone Application and Requirements.pdf Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Chaperone Application Process:
Application Submission Instructions:
Return application as a PDF file to Sister Cities Staff Liaison – Lisa Acker at email@example.com or drop off your completed paper application in person at City Hall (315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing) between 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 651-385-5113 or by e-mail.
For more information on the Student Exchange, click here.
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